Frugal and cooking with what you have go hand in hand, no doubt about it. Use it up or do without also go hand in hand, however often times that is not possible in the kitchen. Keeping a well stocked pantry is the key to being frugal and it offers the freedom to step into the kitchen to cook, without the interruption of going to the store.
Speaking for myself, once home from work, I do not want to leave the house for something like a missing ingredient. After all, I just got home and home is where I want to be after working and commuting all day.
So lets make a simple, sweet and sour, salad dressing. Keep it ready to drizzle on sliced tomatoes and cucumbers for a quick side dish to round out the meal. Or toss salad greens and top with sliced almonds, or you decide, it is your kitchen!
adapted from: Desperation Dinners!
makes about 2/3 c
3 T rice wine vinegar or distilled white vinegar
3 T soy sauce (reduced sodium)
1 T ketchup
1 T sugar
1/2 t grated ginger
1/2 t minced garlic
Put it all in a screw top jar, shake and then drizzle!
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